Richard Coll

The Most Rev. Ricardo Ramirez is Bishop Emeritus of Las Cruces. In 1982, he became the first Bishop of the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he served until his retirement in 2013. Ramirez is a member of the Congregation of St. Basil. He serves as Episcopal Advisor to the Institute for Hispanic Liturgy, on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop's Committee on Migration and Refugee Services, and as a member of the Committee on the Catholic Common Ground Initiative. Ramirez holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, a Masters from the University of Detroit, and several honorary doctorates. Roman Catholic. La Cruces, New Mexico. 

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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

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African at Heart

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